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Accident: 96399.015 - Employee'S Hand Is Injured When Caught In Drill Press

Accident: 96399.015 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 05/16/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1233121.01505/16/2017Gate City Fence Co.
On May 16, 2017, an employee was using an industrial drill press to drill holes in fence posts. The posts were wet, causing one of the posts to move during dr illing. As the post slipped, tone of the employee's hands slide under the drill bit. The employees glove got caught in the drill bit, pulling his hand up into t he rotating bit. The incident resulted in one of the employee's fingers being am putated. Further investigation attributed the incident to an inadequately guarde d drill press and lack of training.
Keywords: amputation, boring machine, caught in, drill, drill press, glove, machine guarding, ppe, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1233121.015 28 M Hospitalized injury Construction Laborer

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